William Donald Rimes

23 March 1931–2 July 2011 (Age 80)
Blakely, Early, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Donald

When William Donald Rimes was born on 23 March 1931, in Blakely, Early, Georgia, United States, his father, Millard Rimes, was 23 and his mother, Nettie Alma White, was 24. He died on 2 July 2011, in Leesburg, Lake, Florida, United States, at the age of 80.

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Millard Rimes
Nettie Alma White
William Donald Rimes
Barbara Rimes
Roselyn Rimes
Leon Ramsay Rimes

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    Barbara Rimes


    Roselyn Rimes


    Leon Ramsay Rimes


World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 10

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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